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Old 06-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Washing unit on the road

I am curious how others handle getting their newmar washed while traveling. So far I have limited my washes to the front of the coach using lambs wool but I need a whole vehicle wash.

I have contacted several mobile RV wash companies and they refuse to use anything other than their super soft brush. Back home I have a guy that does use lambs wool, so I assume it is just a matter of patience.

I am considering going thru a truck wash and telling then power wash only no brush, but I am afraid their soap may strip my wax.

Any suggestions other than DIY?

I know that I can sneak in a section at a time and that may be the best option.
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I keep mine waxed , I use a brush. 45'ft Essex takes too long by hand. Use RO water in your fresh tank with a power washer set on low just to wet it and hose it off. and just blow off the heavy wet spots. No spots. If you have a pad big enough, get a Bakers scaffold from Harbor Freight. You can wheel right around your rig for the top half. I got it down to a science. The Wife hardly has to break a sweat.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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I agree, using a pressure sprayer off your tank can easily supply plenty of water to wash your rig. RV Dude and I washed both our coaches once using a total of about 35 gallons, and they are both 45' Essex's.
I have found few truck washes that can even do a half good job.

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What ever happened to RVDUDE? Where's he at?
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I have a lambs wool pad on a pole I bought from swobbit.com as well as a water blade. No ladder needed. While on the road I have found most campgrounds will charge you just a few dollars to let you wash your coach. I takes me about an hour and half to wash and dry my Motorhome. I do have a soft brush and use it on the windshield for bug removal. I think I will do mine in the morning.

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So how do you get the water out if the tank? I am guessing Essex has a hose bib ? Another post showed a way to add one removing the shower head, which I plan on doing.
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I washed my rig on the road at a flying J and a Walmart. I used my fresh water and hooked up a hose to the connection in the water bay. Took about 40 gallons of water to do the wash.
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Essex's have an outside faucet in the water bay.
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No brushes and no power washes. Shame on you. Lambswool all the way. Baby shampoo only. It does the trick.

DIY if need be. Did I say no brushes of any kind? Read the Newmar technical bulletin on washing. Did they say no brushes of any kind?

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What ever happened to RVDUDE? Where's he at?
That was some years ago. I don't know where he is now. He used to hang around Breckenridge, in the winter.

Hopefully he will see the post and pipe up!

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No way!! Their soap is pretty caustic and not on Newmar's list of approved cleaning methods.
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I find that washing is the easy part, but drying is a challenge. I don't use soap of any kind, nor brushes, but have to hustle with the towels when drying. Microfiber for the final dry!
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I would 2nd the Blue Beacon solution.
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